Sunday, November 28, 2004

All in One November Updates!

So what's been happening to me? November has been an above average interesting month for me. I got myself a new hand phone. The Motorola E398:


This picture shamelessly stolen from motorola.com

I love this little gadget. At least now people will finally stop bugging me about not owning a new phone! Ha... right back at ya!


one of the first pictures I took with the camera phone

The first phone I received was defective. Once you turned it off, you had a 5% chance of turning it on again. Sent it bact to the shop for repair. Collected the phone a week later and the problem was still there. The salesman gave me a new set straight away. I didn't even have to request it. Pretty impressed I was :)

I attended the wedding dinner of one of my girlfriend's distant cousin. It was held at in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel (her cousin is from a well known and wealthy family).

If you have been to a wedding recently you would probably have seen pre-dinner presentations in regards to the love story of the bride and groom. Usually this is presented in a slide show format, showing various pictures of the couple from when they were to wee babies to the time of their courtship. Well this guy one upped every other wedding I have been to. We were presented with a short film about the couple's love story. Kinda like a half hour Chinese serial with actors! Way to go Daryl!


Here's looking at ya!

The 21st of November was my birthday. My 24th if I think :) Getting older by the day here... bones getting creaky... gut getting flabbier. Anyways I finally watched The Incredibles and it was... INCREDIBLE (I know... lame joke!). Had dinner at Chilli's(is that how it's spelled?) in Midvalley Megamall as well. Not the first time I've been to Chilli's. Probably the only reason why I keep going back there is that I keep forgetting how much the food sucks.


Seated in Chilli's

I spent the better part of Saturday (27/11) wasting time alone at Sunway Pyramid while I was waiting for me old jalopy to get serviced. They replaced the front brake calipers too coz it was leaking oil. I was desperately looking for something to do and Siew Toh suggested I go watch a movie. So Alexander it was. Lemme tell you something... if you have 3 hours to waste with very little money to do so, RM10 for a comfortable air-conditioned 3 hour sitting in the cinema watching Alexander is the greatest thing. The movie really wasn't that bad after all. Watch for the scene near the end where Alexander charges up to an Elephant on his black stallion.


a picture of Sunway Lagoon taken from a balcony in Sunway Pyramid

November is a rather special month for my family not just because my birthday falls on it but because my brother and my mother were born in the same month as well. I brought my family to this place called Cafe Melise in Damansara Jaya. It was recommended by The Star Newspaper a few days ago so I thought I'd give it a try. Review is here.


They weren't kidding when they mentioned the 'chap fan' style!

The food wasn't that great but it wasn't too much of a burden on me old leather wallet. RM70 for 5 persons. The concept was not that novel though. It kinda reminded me of eating at a canteen.

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Monday, November 08, 2004

The Streamyx Chronicles

As many of you would be aware TMNet's Streamyx service recently delivered a free upgrade to all of its subscriber base. Being a subscriber of the 512kbps package before the upgrade I was to be upgraded to the 1Mbps package.

Alas that was not to be. I never realized this before but I'm definitely sure now. My account was capped at the wrong speed. When I was a 512kbps subscriber they capped me at 384kbps. Now that I am a 1Mbps subscriber, I'm being capped at 512kbps!

Anyways I made a call to Streamyx's call center and lodged a complaint. I was on hold for about 3 to 4 minutes (must be a tonne of complaints from other people!). Once I got through the conversation with the operator was surprisingly civil.

There were none of those "Malaysian" support line nightmare story scenarios, though she did put me on hold again for about 2 minutes to do something or rather and the voice quality was horrendous.

Nevertheless I transpired and received my ticket number. The operator told me to wait up till 3 working days and all will be well. If not then call them up again. Unfortunately I'm not one to have much trust in Malaysian service providers (especially Government sanctioned monopolies) thus the blogging of this article.

Let us see if Streamyx can deliver on its promise :) If not then let it be known that this article marks the beginning of "The Streamyx Chronicles"!.

Addition (17 November 2004): I'm too lazy to follow up this article. Suffice it to say that Streamyx called me the very next day and gave me bullshit excuses about the disconnection problem and the slow speed. I'm gonna bug them again soon!

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Friday, November 05, 2004

Star Wars Episode III Teaser Trailer is out!

I absolutely love Star Wars. Despite many people's misgivings about George Lucas mistreating the franchise I feel no such hate towards the man. Gimme more and more Star Wars!

Anyways, the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released today. Managed to snag a copy and made some screenshots to share with everyone. If you want to download the teaser, do a search on Google. It should be reasonably easy to find :)


The rise of Darth Vader

Anakin and Obi-Wan do battle

Darth Vader in the making

Darth Sidious (presumably the Emperor) snarls real good

Yoda's back for some ass-kicking goodness

Woot... Wookies... is that Chewbacca on the right?

Padme Amidala donning a Leia hairstyle (after all she is her mother)

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

US Presidential Election... Bush will win

The election results are not out yet but Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is definitely leading the Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry. As of the time of this writing the electoral college votes are slightly in favour of the person we affectionally call Dubya. The fight rests on the state of Ohio. From the looks of things Bush will likely win that state.

Anyways, according to CNN Bush won the popular vote by a margin of 3.7 million. This will not be like the 2000 elections. A win for Bush in this election will not be a controversial win. Congratulations to the millions of Americans who voted for George W. Bush in this election. For better or for worse he now has another 4 year term as the "leader of the free world" (funny how I was never given the chance to elect him since I am a member of the free world after all).

While I dare say that most people outside of the US wanted Kerry to win (including myself), it is no far stretch to say that most people only want Kerry to win because he is not Bush. Admittedly, this is never a good reason to elect a President in any country.

Small update: Bush has indeed won.

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